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stepson is a marine. and he's over in afghanistan, so we're just waiting for him to get home. >> floats and vehicles of all kinds. >> i'm driving around on the fourth of july in the middle of dc. life couldn't be better. >> many options to cool off. including some unusual ice cream from dallas. >> a chilly flavored ice cream bar. oh my gosh. after the parade, people headed over to the smithsonian folk festival where columbia was showcased. the music was hot, the food was spicey. and throughout the celebration, folks did not forget the true meaning of a fourth of july. >> freedom. as simple as that. >> and those rain drops that we told you about have diminished somewhat, but there are folks out here with umbrellas. but again, we're about two hours away from the fireworks. so we could still have a rain- free fourth of july. we'll have to keep our fingers crossed. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. > thanks very much. have some fun out there. this july 4, more than 24,000 people became u.s. citizens in 3 r50 ceremonies. that includes 100 people in mt. vernon from afghanist
received care until now. sean kitchen measure lost his lower right leg in afghanistan. since june, he says he's received excellent care here at walter reed and is sorry to see it go. >> this place has provided care for so many people over the years. it's a bummer it's closing down. >> no room to expand to meet the changing needs. >> reporter: the army's golden knight's parachute team added some excitement to a melancholy atmosphere. >> we're absolutely thrilled we've had so many people come out. 100 years of service to soldiers, coast guardsmen and their families. >> reporter: in a ceremony called casing the colors, the walter reed army medical center's flag was rolled up by the center's command sergeant major, marking the inactivation of the unit. >> it was sad. >> it was the end of a very hisser to -- historical era. >> reporter: water reed will no longer be a hospital, but the name will carry over to bethesda hospital. >> make the extra effort to make them understand what it means to be on land, and doing a great job. i know everything will be all right. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9 news n
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